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PM's plane to be repainted at a cost of £900,000

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  1. Choi Saab
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-politics-53082294

    The plane used by Boris Johnson and members of the royal family for international travel is being repainted in the colours of the Union flag to "better represent" the UK abroad.

    The red, white and blue "rebranding" will cost about £900,000, No 10 said.

    Downing Street said it represented "value for money" and that all of the work was being done in the UK.

    But opposition parties were critical, saying the money would be better spent on helping the victims of coronavirus.

    No 10 said the aircraft was currently in Cambridgeshire for pre-planned repainting in "national branding".

    Asked about the plane at the daily coronavirus press briefing, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said "we have always spent money on promoting the UK round the world" and added that the work on RAF Voyager was part of that effort.

    The RAF Voyager is used by the prime minister, other ministers and senior members of the Royal Family for official engagements.

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    The country has just suffered one of the worst economic months on record recently, there is multiple reports of economic inequality especially among BAME communities in different regions, the country is still reeling from the pandemic and potentially bracing for a 'second wave', jobs are on tetherhooks for a large amount of the population amongst a million other issues yet this buffon and his pathetic cabinet find a way to spend £900,000 on repainting a plane in the colours of the union jack, wow.

    Not saying £900,000 will change any of the above scenarios and in a few of them will only be a drop in the ocean for what is required but at least it would be a start for goodness sake.

    I do genuinely believe this bufoon will cause irreparable damage to the country by the time his term ends, the gap between social inequality, economic and justice will only widen.

    Painting the plane is not an issue when done at a time when the country is fully functioning and people are not having to scrape by.
     
  2. PakistanZindabad!
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    PakistanZindabad! Cornered Tiger

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    A few days ago they couldn’t afford to pay student nurses
     
  3. Choi Saab
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    Exactly, not to mention they initially refused to extend the voucher scheme for vulnerable children till public pressure got to much for them.

    Most callous government I would say in recent British history, they've had some competition from their tory counterparts keep in mind.
     
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    Next day news: The paint used on PM’s plane washed off in heavy downpour the very next day it was painted.

    But Dominic Cummings claimed the paint was of high quality worth every penny of its nearly a million pound cost, but the weather was just too bad.

    The cabinet office has opened an official enquiry to investigate the conduct of bad weather. The enquiry will be headed by special advisor Dominic Cummings
     
  5. Mohammed Bilal
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    It'll get painted in a bunker. Also I've never actually seen paint 'washed off'.
     
  6. Patriot
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    i doubt it cost that much
     
  7. Disco Lemonade
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    Wow, £900,000 for a paint job. kon hai wahan ka malik riaz.
     
  8. Choi Saab
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    That's the government's official figures, don't be surprised if it goes over that tbh.
     
  9. Mohan
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    Mohan Formerly 'Captain Clutch'

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    How is this any different from Pak fauji jernails insisting on their salary increase while thousands of steel mill workers have lost their jobs?

    I heard in the Pak defence budget, 400 plus millions were allocated towards faujis' pension while civilian pension was a 110 mil.

    Absolutely pathetic state of affairs.
     
  10. Mohan
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    Mohan Formerly 'Captain Clutch'

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    Nearly a million pounds washed away (pun intended) is such a criminal waste!
     

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